Hendrick Hudson DAR Speaker Series: Citizen Science and Fieldwork: Raising Awareness of the Environment; Monday, August 16, Noon

The 2021 speaker series of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution continues on Zoom with a conservation program on August 16th at noon. Larra Agate, chair of the Conservation Committee of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR, and Living Environment teacher for the Red Hook Central School District, will show how she enlivens environmental topics for her students through field experiences and citizen science projects.

Good stewardship practices and environmental conservation for a more sustainable future are promoted and encouraged by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution via its Conservation Committee. Daughters all across the country, like those at the Hendrick Hudson Chapter, take part in conservation efforts, from river cleanups to Sunshine Gardens, and are encouraged to promote environmental education and to do citizen science in their own communities.

Ms. Agate says, “We all know we need to be good stewards of our environment. However, most of us don’t really engage, up close, with science so that we can grasp just what’s going on in our waterways or our soils or the air. But it’s easy to “do science” that will transform the concept of an environmental impact from theoretical to real, to an “oh I get it now” moment. Then, once you “get it,” you remember it, and you can make small changes in your life that will have a big impact. And, fortunately, citizen science is just plain fun.”

Larra Agate holds a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Wellesley College and a Masters Degree in Secondary Education through Sage Graduate School, and has studied Mind, Brain, and Teaching through Johns Hopkins University School of Education. She has been a science teacher since 1997.

The talk will be presented on Zoom, and advance registration is required. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcuioqDwoGNFq5ptfJy0C-2UK3VmUiZge

The Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the DAR was chartered 125 years ago in 1896. A nonpartisan organization welcoming eligible women without regard to race, creed, or religion, it includes more than 100 members who trace their lineage back to a patriot in the American Revolution–whether serving as soldier, shopkeeper, or seamstress. In accordance with the National Society DAR, members work to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the women and men who achieved American independence, to promote the development of an enlightened public opinion, and to foster patriotic citizenship.

The chapter owns and maintains its meeting house, the Historic Robert Jenkins House, at 113 Warren Street in Hudson. The chapter and the chapter house can be accessed at hudson-dar.orgfacebook.com/HudsonDAR,  instagram.com/robertjenkinshousehendrickhudsonchapterdar@gmail.com, and (518) 828-9764.

Robert Jenkins House tours, library, and chapter in-person activities are resuming. The Speaker Series continues to be available virtually via Zoom.

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